Hirose expands hybrid FPC-to-board connector offering

Hirose has enhanced its hybrid flexible printed circuit (FPC) to board connector product family with a 30-position ultra-low profile version.

The BK10 Series connector has a 0.5 mm stacking height and a 1.7 mm width that provides significant space savings. By combining a miniature design with a rugged, fully armoured housing the BK10 Series is suitable for a wide range of portable and wearable electronic devices.

The BK10 Series’ robust housing is covered by a metal shell to prevent housing damage due to misalignment when mating. Multi-point soldering enhances PCB peeling strength, while a dimpled lock design on the contacts provides a high extraction force. Both the power and signal contacts have a two-point contact design, ensuring high contact reliability.

The connector design effectively uses end spacing to expand self-alignment range when mating. Easy mating is achieved via a wide self-alignment range of ±0.29 mm in the pitch direction and ±0.24 mm in the width direction.

The hybrid BK10 Series offers 30 signal positions rated at 0.3A and two power contacts rated at 5A. The connector is commonly used for portable devices like audio players, cameras, laptops, and gaming consoles, as well as wearable devices like earbuds, smartwatches, and smart glasses.

The BK10 Series has a rated voltage of 30V AC/DC and an operating temperature of -55 to +85C.